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Sri Lanka’s Restructuring Plan Is Here to Stay (US)

In March 2022, the International Monetary Fund (the “IMF”) assessed Sri Lanka’s public debt to be unsustainable after the country entered the pandemic with thin reserve buffers, high debt levels, and no fiscal space. The IMF’s determination prompted Sri Lanka to begin restructuring its debt the following month. As part of that process, Sri Lanka … Continue Reading

Routes to Reorganisation: A Comparative Study of the Insolvency Procedures Available in the UAE, KSA, US and England and Wales

Our recent insight provides a comparative summary of the insolvency procedures that are available in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), England and Wales, and the US. It compares which debtor-in-possession, office-holder and terminal procedures are available in each of those jurisdictions, as well as considering the extent to which the … Continue Reading

New York’s Sovereign Debt Restructuring Proposals

The confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, high inflation, and increased borrowing costs culminated in countries incurring record levels of debt.[1] Despite this global debt crisis, there is currently no comprehensive set of rules or body of law to govern the restructuring of sovereign debt. Instead, when a sovereign restructures its debt, it is usually guided … Continue Reading

Highland Capital Fails Bid to Recuse Presiding Judge (US)

In January, we wrote about Highland Capital Management, L.P. and the reorganized debtor’s filing of a petition for a writ of certiorari, by which the reorganized debtor asked the Supreme Court to consider whether section 524(e) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits non-debtor exculpations.  Now for something completely different.  Earlier this month, the Bankruptcy Court for the … Continue Reading
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